Senior Lead Learning Designer

Are you a talented content designer who likes collaborating with customers and leading teams to create effective learning content? Are you passionate about the cutting edge of learning and performance support, from next generation learning platforms and microlearning to virtual reality and serious games?

Kineo are looking for a Senior Lead Learning Designer to join their content team. You’ll take projects from start to finish, helping customers understand what their audiences need before cooking up great solutions that make a real impact on their businesses. You’ll love to share, supporting your team and helping them stay up-to-date with the latest design trends and thinking.

If you have managed large projects and enjoy developing and managing a team, this could be the role for you! We are keen to recruit this role and will be interviewing any suitable applicants ahead of the closing date if possible so don't delay your application!

We are flexible on where you are based, however, you will need to attend our Brighton office when required.

This appointment will be made on merit.

We believe that diversity and inclusion strengthens and enriches us, and that it is the responsibility of everyone at the City & Guilds Group to drive this value. As ethnic minority groups and disabled people are currently under-represented within the Group, we particularly encourage and welcome applications from these communities.

Business Unit
Type of role
Full-time or part-time
Location - Country
Location - City
Any, Brighton
Closing date
Vacancy ref


About the role

As a senior lead learning designer you will be responsible for identifying a client's requirements and recommending a solution through workshops and design specification.  You’ll be a champion and a role model for good learning and content design. You’ll design creative and fit-for-purpose learning and content solutions, using storytelling approaches to help people learn.

The role will require you to work collaboratively with multi-disciplinary teams including copywriters, graphic designers and developers. You’ll also be working with client stakeholders at all levels,  gathering and discussing requirements, conducting interviews and focus groups to get to the heart of user needs.

You’ll develop wireframe and prototype ideas and explain complex solutions to a range of audiences, reviewing and feeding back on designs at all points of the writing and development process. A key element of the role is also to train, coach, and develop other designers, with the possibility of line management responsibilities.

About you

You will be a highly enthusiastic, flexible and dynamic individual comfortable working in a fast-paced growth company, on multiple projects with tight deadlines. You’ll have proven instructional/learning design skills, ability to identify an engaging and effective design approach to achieve project and learning objectives.

You’ll be capable of taking initiative: making recommendations on best approach in terms of design, scoping and scripting and advising other designers in following this approach. Possessing excellent writing and editing skills, you’ll have proven ability with writing a range of technical, instructional and/or educational materials in different contexts, in a range of tones and styles. With strong communication skills you’ll be capable of explaining the rationale of decisions and building rapport and trust with clients.

Our Story And Mission

Our vision is for a world in which everyone has the skills and opportunities to succeed. We support almost five million people each year to develop skills that help them into a job, develop on that job and to prepare for their next job. As a charity, we’re proud that everything we do is focused on achieving this purpose.

Through our assessment and credentialing, corporate learning and technical training offers, we partner with our customers to deliver work-based learning programmes that build competency to support better prospects for people, organisations and wider society. We create flexible learning pathways that support lifelong employability, because we believe that people deserve the opportunity to (re)train and (re)learn again and again – gaining new skills at every stage of life, regardless of where they start.

At the heart of our business sits the City & Guilds Foundation which amplifies our purpose by helping to remove barriers to getting into a job, celebrating best practice on the job, and advocating for jobs of the future. 

We were founded in 1878 by the City of London and the trade guilds of the time, to help people, organisations and economies to develop their skills for growth.

Our rich experience means we’re uniquely positioned to understand the future of work and learning. And, we continually evolve to develop and deliver skills for the workplace of the future. Today, as well as qualifications and assessment, we offer digital credentialing, elearning technologies, executive leadership development, technical training and consultancy.

What We Offer

We offer the opportunity to work in an innovative, engaging and market-leading organisation with opportunities to develop your existing skills and explore new ones.

You’ll receive an excellent benefits package which typically includes a great base salary, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, pension, private healthcare, volunteering opportunities and much more. 

We welcome a discussion about how this role could work flexibly for you. For example work pattern, hours or location.

Next Steps And How To Apply

If you think this is the role and organisation for you then we would love to hear from you.  Please submit your CV and complete our short application form using the apply button.